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20/12/2010

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 20 December 2010

There are questions about the source of the strain of cholera affecting Haiti, linking it to Nepalese UN Peacekeepers. We talk to researchers examining cholera found in the area who believe its origin might be from a different place altogether.

We talk to the 98-year-old doctor called the grandfather of allergy medicine, who worked with Alexander Flemming.

Also, the emotional fallout for the adopted teenagers who trace their birth relatives online in less than 10 minutes.

Note: Eileen Fursland's booklet for adopted teenagers will be available from BAAF in January (see link below).

Chapters

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  • Facebook Tips

    Supervise your child’s experience of Facebook – visit the privacy settings
    area together and learn how to restrict profile information; the profile previewer is a useful tool that can show you how much information will be seen by other people on Facebook

    Check what information your child has entered onto their Facebook profile, for example mobile numbers or e-mail addresses

    Make sure your child has retained the default privacy setting that makes the profile invisible in Facebook’s search engine and other search engines such as Google. This is accessible via: Privacy Settings > ‘Applications, games and websites’ > ‘Public search’

    Encourage your child or relative to consider the way they connect with other people on Facebook carefully, and to think twice before adding a person they do not know – just as they wouldn’t start conversations with people they don’t know in the street, they shouldn’t do so on Facebook

    Ensure you and your child know how to block an individual attempting to
    make contact on Facebook – both by looking at the ‘block’ buttons on the
    person’s profile and looking at the ‘block lists’ feature in your privacy settings area

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